more jesus


Each night when Elsie goes to sleep we will read three books and then I'll ask her if she wants to snuggle. She always does and it means she turns her body and rests her head under my chin as we rock back and forth and I sing Jesus Loves Me.

Tonight as a stalling tactic, she kept calling out during the song, "More Jesus!" So I sang Jesus Loves the Little Children. And she kept on, "More Jesus! More Jesus!"

I mean, honestly, what is a mother to do?

So I kept on, "Jesus, Jesus there's just something about that name. Master, Savior, Jesus..." and on, "Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus...Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him!" and on, "What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our Sins and Griefs to Bear..." And at this point it became a game for me too. A good ol' church-girl challenge. I went through camp songs, hymns, and church liturgy.

It was a really precious moment and a moment I am sure will now be repeated, now that Elsie knows the magic words that will keep me in her room, holding her close, rocking her back and forth, back and forth.

More Jesus!


3 comments:

Nancy Holte said...

Simply awesome! And those days of holding and rocking will end soon enough.

Nancy Holte said...

Simply awesome! And those days of holding and rocking will end soon enough.

[not the] Best Blog Ever said...

Love it. Presley and I have had to do this very thing, too. In fact, I've had to dig into my Christmas carol repertoire lately, even in August. "Away in a Manger" has never sounded so sweet. :)